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Lakers assistant Dan D'Antoni hired at Marshall

OC Register HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall hired Lakers assistant Dan D’Antoni as its men’s basketball coach Thursday.D’Antoni, 66, is scheduled to be introduced at a news conference Friday. He replaces Tom...
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Ex-Laker Mychal Thompson has parental interest in Clippers' series

Los Angeles Times ( By Mike Bresnahan ) — Former player Thompson, one of the Lakers' radio voices, is having a tense time watching son Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors, the Clippers' playoff foes. There was an open seat in...
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Whicker: Tanks, but no tanks, NBA

OC Register (By MARK WHICKER) — The franchise of Julius Erving, Moses Malone and Wilt Chamberlain won 19 games and lost 63 this season. At one point it lost 26 consecutively. At one point it lost 12 of those games by 10 points...
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Buss family faces crucial moment with the Lakers

Los Angeles Times ( By Mike Bresnahan ) — Jim Buss runs basketball and Jeanie Buss runs the business side, but they share in Lakers' fortunes with four other siblings, and the marquee NBA team is at a crossroads. The six brothers and...
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D'Antoni's fate with Lakers left undetermined

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — EL SEGUNDO – Those who couldn’t wait for the day Mike D’Antoni left town got their wish Friday.The Lakers coach went on a short vacation.Those who want to see D’Antoni fired, however, will have to...
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Letters: Finishing off the Lakers

Los Angeles Times Their worst season is over, but the questions are just beginning. Why is L.A. so upset with Mike D'Antoni and Lakers management? We all knew this was a patchwork team that had no chance of...
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Gasol set to say hello to free agency; will it be goodbye, Lakers?

OC Register (BY BLL ORAM) — EL SEGUNDO – Many times during his seven seasons in Los Angeles, Pau Gasol wondered if his last day as a Laker had come. There have been countless rumors and one actual trade: the infamous, vetoed...
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Pau Gasol has leverage — but sure, he'd listen to a Lakers offer

Los Angeles Times ( By Mike Bresnahan ) — Gasol, who'll be a free agent, sees himself playing at a high level for several more years. He's among Lakers who met with GM Mitch Kupchak and Coach Mike D'Antoni. Pau Gasol survived so many...
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Lakers get a break, much earlier than usual

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — SAN ANTONIO – Before Jordan Farmar stepped out of what was, for only the 27th time this season, a winning locker room, the Lakers point guard shot a confused glance at his best friend on the...
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Mike D'Antoni's future to be a big part of Lakers off-season suspense

Los Angeles Times ( By Mike Bresnahan ) — Coach Mike D'Antoni says he'll be talking with execs Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss. But with 12 Lakers expected to be free agents, there'll be decisions 'on about a million things,' D'Antoni says.  
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Kobe Bryant doesn't stick around for Lakers' finale

Los Angeles Times ( By Mike Bresnahan ) — Injured star begins vacation early and Lakers finish with their worst record despite 113-100 victory over top-seeded Spurs. SAN ANTONIO — Finally.
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Lakers' painful season ends on rare upswing

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — SAN ANTONIO – It’s over.The worst season in Lakers history culminated on a rare upswing. They earned back-to-back wins to close the season, including Wednesday’s 113-100 win over a diluted version...
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Adios, Pau? Lakers have some decisions to make

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — SAN ANTONIO – The chants started midway through the fourth quarter, near the end of a rare Lakers blowout victory.“Keep Gasol!” a motley group of a dozen or so out-of-place Lakers fans repeated...
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Trainer Gary Vitti suffers through a painful season with the Lakers

Los Angeles Times ( By Mike Bresnahan ) — Vitti says it all started with the vetoed Chris Paul deal, and then the speed of the game might have caught up to the Lakers this season. He says Kobe Bryant will be fine next season. Gary...
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Up next for the Lakers: Wednesday at San Antonio

Los Angeles Times ( By Mike Bresnahan ) — The Lakers close out the season against the Spurs, who have the best record in the league. AT SAN ANTONIO
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Lakers beat Utah Jazz, 119-104, and attitude is 'Thanks but no tanks'

Los Angeles Times ( By Mike Bresnahan ) — Nick Young scores 41 points and Jodie Meeks adds 23 in a victory that doesn't help their chances at the lottery's No. 1 pick. No matter — 'We're all trying to compete,' Robert Sacre says. ...
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Lakers empty the tank with victory over Utah

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — SALT LAKE CITY – In the backwards world of tanking, where losing is winning and NBA executives chase pingpong balls like children trying to catch butterflies, Monday night did not represent...
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Mitch Kupchak won't discuss Mike D'Antoni's future with Lakers

Los Angeles Times ( By Mike Bresnahan ) — General manager says there is no timetable for a decision on whether the coach will return next season. SALT LAKE CITY — Mitch Kupchak paused for several seconds. It wasn't an easy...
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Lakers refuse to lose, top Jazz in tank-off

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — SALT LAKE CITY – The Lakers vowed they were not in it to lose, but midway through the second quarter Monday they weren’t in it at all.They trailed by 13 points, which in the bizarre and celebrated...
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Lakers' 'rough year' continues with 102-90 loss to Grizzlies

Los Angeles Times ( By Mike Bresnahan ) — Top projected draft pick Joel Embiid attends the game as L.A. fades on fan appreciation night. The Lakers gave out gas cards, fast-food coupons and casino getaways on fan appreciation night.
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What will the Lakers get from Kobe Bryant next season?

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold ( By Eric Pincus ) — Early in the season, the Lakers gave Kobe Bryant a $48.5-million, two-year extension -- a gamble that he'll fully recover from the Achilles' injury that ended his season in April 2013.
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Nick Young and Jordan Farmar visit Kings and Dodgers

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold ( By Eric Pincus ) — Lakers guards Nick Young and Jordan Farmar are enjoying the off-season, making appearances at a Kings game at Staples Center on Tuesday and taking in a Dodgers game Wednesday.
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Jodie Meeks gets minor consideration for NBA's most improved player

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold ( By Eric Pincus ) — On Wednesday, the NBA announced Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic was selected as the league's most improved player this season.
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Lakers hire Dan Grigsby as general counsel; Jim Perzik now senior VP

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold ( By Eric Pincus ) — The Lakers have promoted Jim Perzik from general counsel to senior vice president of legal affairs/secretary, while hiring Dan Grigsby to fill Perzik's former position.
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Kentucky forward Julius Randle declares for NBA draft

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold ( By Eric Pincus ) — Kentucky forward Julius Randle has declared for the NBA draft.
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Lakers can spend up to $28.2 million in new salary-cap projections

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold ( By Eric Pincus ) — The NBA has raised its salary-cap projection for the 2014-15 season from $62.9 million to $63.2 million.
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'The Finish Line:' Steve Nash visits old pal

ESPN: Land O'Lakers (ESPNLosAngeles.com) — Steve Nash talks about his appreciation for the fans in Los Angeles despite the Lakers' struggles and discusses with former teammate Dirk Nowitzki if he should keep playing. The two reminisce...
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Mike D'Antoni says basketball has changed; analysts need to adapt

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold ( By Eric Pincus ) — Coach Mike D'Antoni, along with General Manager Mitch Kupchak, met with the team's players over the past 48 hours for exit interviews at the Lakers' practice facility.
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Duke's Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold ( By Eric Pincus ) — Duke forward Jabari Parker on Thursday declared for the 2014 NBA draft.
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Pau Gasol: 'This could be my last day, maybe' with the Lakers

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold ( By Mike Bresnahan ) — Pau Gasol spent his final day ever at the Lakers' training facility on Thursday, yet again.
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Steve Nash still hopes he can be a healthy contributor for Lakers

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold ( By Eric Pincus ) — Steve Nash visited with General Manager Mitch Kupchak and Coach Mike D'Antoni at the Lakers' practice facility in El Segundo on Thursday for his exit meeting after a disappointing 2013-14 season.
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Lakers' Nick Young a showman to the end

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold ( By Mike Bresnahan ) — The season ended, but Nick Young's one-man show kept rolling.
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Jordan Farmar wants to return to Lakers after 'asterisk' season

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold ( By Eric Pincus ) — Jordan Farmar met with General Manager Mitch Kupchak and Coach Mike D'Antoni on Thursday at the Lakers' practice facility for his exit interview.
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Jordan Hill is just one of the Lakers' many free agents

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold ( By Mike Bresnahan ) — Several Lakers players each spent 20 to 30 minutes with Coach Mike D'Antoni and General Manager Mitch Kupchak on Thursday in individual "exit meetings."
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Chris Kaman acknowledges frustration with Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold ( By Eric Pincus ) — Veteran center Chris Kaman opened the annual end-of-season Lakers' exit interview at the team's practice facility in El Segundo on Thursday.
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Lakers finish the season with the sixth pick in the NBA draft lottery

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold ( By Eric Pincus ) — The Lakers finished the 2013-14 regular season with two straight wins, finishing at 27-55.
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Lakers 2013-14 season: By the numbers

ESPN: Land O'Lakers (Dave McMenamin) — .329 -- The Lakers' final winning percentage -- after going 27-55 -- was the worst in the history of the team since the franchise moved from Minneapolis to Los Angeles. 2 -- Pau Gasol passed...
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